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Ilene & Steve Berger Technion Visiting Fellows Program
Reconnect with fellow alumni for a lively discussion with two promising Technion students. One Berger Visiting Fellow has already made advances combating antimicrobial resistance and is now researching treatments for Alzheimer’s, and the other is specializing in product design. Both hope to join the ranks of Technion graduates whose drive and creativity have truly helped make the world a better place. Reminisce about your time at the Technion and chat with these students about their hopes and dreams.
Yonatan Melamed, ATS Associate Director of Development, will serve as moderator.
This event will be in Hebrew.
About the Speakers
Ayelet Hershkovits ’15, M.S. ’18 was born in Israel a couple of years after her parents immigrated from the U.S. A natural leader, she trained emergency medical volunteers at the Magen David Adom when she was just in 9th grade. Serving in the Israeli Defense Forces for six years, she headed several projects at the core of her unit’s mission and was selected to command their training programs. Hershkovits received an army scholarship to the Technion and is now working towards her Ph.D. at the Interdisciplinary Program for Biotechnology under Prof. Fishman, seeking methods to stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. She lives in Haifa with her husband, a Technion alumnus, and two young children.
Yoav Shumacher ’21 grew up in Canada and moved to Israel after high school. He spent a year at a theological seminary before joining the Israeli Defense Forces as a “lone soldier” in the infantry. Setting his sights on making Aliyah and studying at the Technion, he is now working towards his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Alongside his academics, he has worked at the Israeli/UK startup Addionics and at the early-stage venture capital firm, Group Up Ventures. Shumacher has given back to the Technion by working in the Visitors Center and is a research assistant in the Turbomachinery and Heat Transfer Laboratory, designing and developing new products.
About the Program
One of the American Technion Society’s most popular speaker series, the Ilene & Steve Berger Technion Visiting Fellows Program features the university’s greatest assets: its students. Known as the Berger Visiting Fellows, these select scholars represent the very soul of the Technion. Their visit provides an inspiring glimpse into the lives and minds of those who will help shape the future of Israel and the world.